VP of DEI Reflections: Native American Heritage Month

2022-11-15T06:57:51-08:00

John Trudell, Santee-Dakota activist/poet, in referencing the term Native American once said that “We are not Indians, and we are not Native Americans, We are older than both concepts. We are the People, We are the Human Beings.” That statement stands today as we celebrate Native American Heritage Month, not because it questions the use of terms, but rather it is because it centers the humanity, self-determination, agency, voice, and knowledge of First Nation peoples. Without this acknowledgment, we are bereft of any deep connection to one another, adrift in a sea of imaginings that are unmoored from the Indigenous [...]

VP of DEI Reflections: Native American Heritage Month2022-11-15T06:57:51-08:00

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

2022-10-24T08:38:32-07:00

Frida Kahlo “The Broken Column” is one of Mexicana artist Frida Kahlo’s most-known paintings, profoundly moving in its portrayal of her life as a person with multiple disabilities, including polio, a broken spinal column, and pelvis damage from a car accident. The greatest motivator for her painting came from her disabilities. The Broken Column serves as a visual of her reality and a powerfully resilient reminder of her strength. “I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality,” Kahlo stated regarding her artwork. Kahlo serves as an interlocutor asking society why disabilities should remain hidden. Her [...]

National Disability Employment Awareness Month Reflections from V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion2022-10-24T08:38:32-07:00

Indigenous Peoples Day Acknowledgement with guest speaker Steven Newcomb

2022-10-03T11:58:02-07:00

The Doctrine of Discovery: Unmasking the Domination Code This presentation explores how the Doctrine of Discovery provides the larger historical context for Pope Francis’ recent trip to Turtle Island (“Canada”) and the various calls for truth and reconciliation. Understanding the Doctrine of Discovery is critical in understanding how Indigenous policy today has been informed by our past. Issues addressed include challenges to Tribal sovereignty, land stewardship and loss,  “boarding schools” in the United States as well as “residential schools” in Canada. Such understandings allow us to reflect on how and in what ways we can make meaningful change, that [...]

Indigenous Peoples Day Acknowledgement with guest speaker Steven Newcomb2022-10-03T11:58:02-07:00

VP of DEI Sponsored Event: Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum

2022-09-15T14:41:48-07:00

Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum: From Critical Consciousness to Liberatory Pedagogies September 23, 2022 | 9-10 a.m. Pacific V.P. of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., invites alums, students, faculty, staff, and prospective students to a presentation by Jasmine A. Mena, Ph.D. The field of psychology grew out of the history of conquest and colonization. As a result, the knowledge production and services have not been equally accessible to all peoples and cultures and have resulted in a multitude of inequities. Halting the perpetuation of U.S. colonization of psychology will require a reassessment of the mission, values, and practices in [...]

VP of DEI Sponsored Event: Decolonizing the Psychology Curriculum2022-09-15T14:41:48-07:00

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., Joins the 2022 Class of the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance

2022-05-12T19:15:23-07:00

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., is in the News. DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D. The AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance in Higher Education has announced the selected participants for the class of 2022. The six-month program is designed for individuals who aspire to presidencies at four-year public research universities and regional comprehensive institutions. Twenty-five participants from institutions around the country will begin their experience with an in-person symposium in September in Washington, D.C.  Research shows that the average tenure of college presidents in their current positions was six-and-a-half years in 2016, down from about seven [...]

Fielding VP of DEI Allison Davis-White Eyes, Ph.D., Joins the 2022 Class of the AGB Institute for Leadership & Governance2022-05-12T19:15:23-07:00
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